The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

25 July 2013

Autism at Diet, Meron Bang Konek?

Felisa Mendiola, or Mommy Aisa, is a former Vice President of ASP Laguna having served from 2000-2006. By profession, Aisa is a Licensed Chemical Engineer who used to work as an analyst at Countryside Millers Inc. However, she gave up her career to be a full-time, hands-on mom to her first born son with autism, RV, now 23 years old.

In November of 2006, she took a leave of absence from ASP to completely focus on RV who at that time was exhibiting challenging behaviors which seemed very intriguing for Aisa. Using her expertise in chemistry and her information from Paul Shattock and Dr. William Shaw's lecture and notes on autism as a metabolic disorder, Aisa studied carefully the possible link of RV's diet to his behaviors.

Almost 7 years later, Aisa leveraged on her many years in research and carefully back-tracked and analyzed RV's behaviors and food intake since he was a baby. Aisa is strongly convinced that truly, "we are what we eat” and our children with autism are not exempted. “I discovered that RV's inability to metabolize his intake of sugar and food additives contributed greatly to his aggression and irritable behaviors. Nutritional approach helped his cognition, behavior and physical health," Aisa shared.

"It is my wish that parents like me begin to understand that what we feed our children with autism could have an adverse effect on their overall functioning. This is the reason why I agreed to ASP Laguna's invitation to share my experience on diet intervention which has worked so well with my son."

Hear Aisa as she elaborates her explanation on how diet modification is helping RV and herself beat autism. Join us on August 10, 2013 starting at 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Los Baños Municipal Building, National Highway, Los Baños, Laguna.

Registration is 100.00 pesos only. (BYOB – Bring your own baon.) For details, please text 0939-240-5970 or call 536-0655. You may also drop by at the Autism Resource Center, Intan St., Sta. Fe Subdivision, Barangay Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna. We are open Tuesday to Friday, 8 am to 5pm.

Proceeds of this event will help in sustaining the Work, Live and Play Program for Young Adults with Autism of the Autism Resource Center, ASP Laguna.

1 comments:

Working Mom said...

Hello, does this intervention have anything to do with GFCF or is this a taboo topic here? Thanks...

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